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Chrissi Island (Gaidouronisi)

Chrissi Island (Gaidouronisi) in Crete

chrissiOne of the 81 uninhabited islands of Crete is Chrissi or Gaidouronisi (donkey) island.

The residents of Ierapetra call it "the Island" as there is a special relationship between them.

Chrissi lies 8 miles away from Ierapetra's coasts, in the Libyan sea. Chrissi is almost flat with colorful volcanic rocks covered in gold sand, purple shells and sand dunes.

It is 5 km long and has an average width of 1 km and an average height of 10m.

orthodox church in Santorini

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